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July 27th, 2003

The Greatest Thing Ever

My wife now knows what to buy me, for the perfect gift for all occasion exists and is available for purchase online. I praise God that she found out about this wonderful product.

What gift could be so perfect that no other gift need ever be given? Why, the Chillow of course!

If you’re like me and constantly flipping your pillow looking for the cold spot, even during the winter, than it appears the CHillow is the answer to our prayers. It’s non-electric and requires on 20 seconds of maintenance per month. Your pillow is constantly cool, no flipping required.

I’m serious: I can’t wait to try a Chillow. Manufacturers of Chillow, if you’re listening, I’d be more than happy to try your product and review it.

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FROM: jethrow
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 3:52:17 am
and i'd be more than happy to review this product.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 11:03:18 am
I'm very tempted....veeeeeeeery tempted to buy this right now....

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 11:53:21 am
Recently speaking of Sniglets, who can remember what it's called when you flip and rotate your pillow, looking for the cool spot?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 12:24:28 pm
Does Bed, Bath and Beyond sell this? If so, I smell a fine coupon opportunity....

FROM: tropical smoothie
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 12:33:32 pm
Blivett: to turn one's pillow over and over, looking for the cool spot.

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 1:57:52 pm
Hmm, I seem to recall it being "fench." But blivett sounds fine too!

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 9:35:35 pm
Paul, no they don't... but you think they would.

From what I can tell, has the best price on a single one ($19), though some places sell two for $38. (Remember that has a 6% ebates discount as well...)

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 10:51:24 pm
I caved in. I just bought a Chillow at had a 10 percent coupon, and with the other items I bought, I received free shipping.

I promise a full investigative soon as I wake up from a cool nights sleep. :)

(item should arrive in about a week)

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 11:16:58 pm
Here I go further reducing the testosterone at the Ping: the women of the Ping who are over 30 will anxiously await your review of the Chillow, Dave! I get so warm at night, I could power a small town.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday July 27, 2003 -- 11:36:56 pm
I was tempted all day long, but let's be realistic: the price, plus the coupons and free shipping made it impossible to resist.

For me, I want my big comforter and a ice cold pillow. I'm known to keep the bedroom window open in the middle of winter just so I can have a cold pillow. I dunno why, but for me, warm pillow=waking up.

Hrm...I wonder...Chillow as a usefool tool in picking up women...There's some experimenting that needs to be done. ;)

FROM: Matt
DATE: Monday July 28, 2003 -- 12:17:55 am

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 30, 2003 -- 9:04:23 pm
I just got my Chillow! Woo!! Review to come after a cool nights sleep. :)

FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday August 5, 2003 -- 9:18:26 am
Dave, I'm waiting here with anticipation. How's the Chillow?

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday August 5, 2003 -- 1:02:56 pm
I bet he's been sleeping on it for the last week, nonstop.

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday August 5, 2003 -- 9:14:47 pm
Come on Dave! Give us the scoop!

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday August 5, 2003 -- 9:46:41 pm
Alright, alright already. :)

Here's the scoop in the Chillow. The thing works great. It takes a bit to set up, actually, as you fill the insides with 8 cups of water, and the instructions recommend you let it sit for 2-3 *hours* to let it all sink into the giant "sponge" on the inside. I dunno if sponge is the right term, because the unit does not leak water at all.

Anyways, get your Chillow filled up, smooth out the air, and you're ready. The better the airflow in the room you're in, the cooler it will be. For me, I stick the Chillow in the fridge (NOT the freezer) for about an hour before bedtime, and it stays icy cool all night long.You can either put it inside the pillow case, to keep the pillow cool, or even just sleep right on top of it. Those first few nights were absolute heaven.

Here's the only place I've had a problem with it. You have to be gentle with the Chillow. Meaning, if the Chillow is inside the pillowcase, and you fold the pillow, or bend it, the "sponge" on the inside can get twisted around, then it's a supreme pain in the behind to get straightened out. One night over the weekend, I slept on my side, and without thinking, folded the pillow in half. Next morning, the Chillow had a huge lump in the middle. I'm still working on getting it 100 percent straight, but if you are gentle with it, it's a fantastic item.

On a 1 to 10 scale, Chillow gets a frosty 9. Setup takes a little bit, and you need to be gentle, but with a little care, it's a fantastic item. I'll take some pictures of it in the next day or two and find a place to post them.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's 70 degrees in here, with the AC, but my Chillow says it's 45. :)

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday September 18, 2003 -- 2:03:53 pm
I guess it's time to mention: I received a mighty thoughtful gift from my wife and I now own a Chillow.

Tonight will be the first night I get to try it out. I'm way excited.

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